Paleontologists discovered a new location of dinosaurs and mammoth


During their expedition in the Achinsk District of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, a group of researchers led by Sergey Leshchinskiy, head of TSU's Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, discovered a previously unknown location of dinosaur and mammoth fauna. The remains of dinosaurs were found in the Big Ilek open-pit mine, and above them, there is a horizon with bones of mammoths.

The main task of the trip was not to search for fossil organisms, but to make detailed stratigraphic description of the entire stratum of the open-pit mine. But in the process of geological research, scientists found the remains of large herbivorous (presumably sauropods and stegosaurs) and carnivorous dinosaurs. In the mammoth level, they found bones of mammoths, rhinoceroses, and predators.

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